My journey begins with a childhood surrounded by animals living in rural England and growing up with a love of dogs. I began my professional career as a human physiotherapist after graduating with a Diploma and Master of Science (MSc) degree in the UK. After building over thirty years of extensive physiotherapy experience in both Canada and the UK, I decided to shift my focus to include animal rehabilitation. Over the last few years, I completed
a Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation through the Animal Rehab Division (ARD) of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
a level 4 OCLNR (Open College Network London Region) Certifications for Veterinary Physiotherapists in Canine Hydrotherapy from the UK
various clinical placements in animal rehabilitation with veterinarians and canine rehabilitation centres
I am an experienced dog handler and a Fear Free Certified practitioner who works with dogs and cats to reduce or remove any anxiety triggers that can cause fear in pets. I am a lifelong learner and active member of the Animal Rehab Division, along with other local, Canadian, and international animal rehabilitation focused community of practices. I have cultivated networks with veterinarians, animal rehabilitation and dog rescue organizations.
Community, advocacy and giving back are very important to me. I have a keen interest in supporting senior and rescued dogs. I am an active volunteer with several organizations including:
ElderDog Canada, a national registered charity dedicated to fostering the ongoing connection between aging people and their aging dogs
Hopeful Tails Dog Rescue where I volunteer as a foster parent and by providing animal rehabilitation to fostered animals
On a personal note, I am a wife, a mother of two teens and a pet parent to our eight-year-old dog, Meg. In my spare time I enjoy jamming with my saxophone with a band and staying active through hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, cycling and travelling with my family.
Our commitment to you
Mobile Animal Rehab Services is committed to providing you and your pet excellence and quality in animal rehabilitation services. In collaboration with you and your veterinarian team, we are committed to supporting your pet to regain their strength and mobility and saying bye to the “Ow” and hello to the “bow, wow and meow”.